080423 WEDNESDAY “Jax”, a couple birthdays, and the FF Challenge
Jimmy and JJ represent.
Not technically one of the ladies or one of the heroes, we dubbed this workout after the heroic effort that my son Jax is putting my wife through on her last legs of pregnancy.
All exercises completed with 20lb weight vest.
1 minute ring push ups
1 minute power clean 135 lbs
1 minute box jumps
1 minute rest
5 rounds for time.
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“Perls said the secret to a long life is now believed to be a mix of genetics and environmental factors such as health habits. He said his research on about 1,500 centenarians hints at another factor that may protect people from illnesses such as heart attacks and stroke – they appear not to dwell on stressful events.
“They seem to manage their stress better than the rest of us,” he said. “
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Speaking of Birthdays, today is Team 0600 Kelly’s Birthday! She opted to use her birthday to get some ‘all too important’ sleep, but we can’t wait to see her Friday.
CrossFit Affiliate Article:
The Toughest Two Minutes
by Jon Gilson, Again Faster
Dubbed “the toughest two minutes in sports” by ESPN, the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is tailor-made for CrossFitters. The participants, all active firefighters, scale a five-story tower with a 45-pound high-rise pack, pull a second pack up from the ground, rocket back down the tower, and hit every step en route. Picking up a 9-pound plastic hammer, they drive a 160-pound slug three feet along a skid. Abandoning this setup, the firefighters sprint through a serpentine course, pick up a charged fire hose, and drag it thirty feet through a pair of saloon doors. Pulling a handle, they unleash a jet of water on a circular target.
Ten feet distant, 175 pounds of dead weight waits for rescue. Grabbing the man-sized dummy around the torso, the firefighters backpedal fifty feet to the finish line, collapsing to the ground to the sound of a buzzer. The best athletes run the course in under 1:30.
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